July 19, 2012
New NPP CrIS and ATMS Sensor Data Records now available
Sensor Data Records from the CrIS and ATMS instruments onboard the Suomi NPP satellite are available on EUMETCast and GTS (starting 31 July 2012).
The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) captures atmospheric temperature and water vapor information used to assess the atmosphere and predict weather.
The Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) is producing higher spatial and vertical resolution data about the atmospheric temperature and water vapour.
The new products on EUMETCast are:
The data are presently for evaluation only. Once we have been informed by NOAA that the data are of 'provisional' maturity, we will inform the users that the data are ready for operational evaluation.
The EUMETCast details
For installation instructions, please see below.
Users should register for these products via the EO Portal.
For further information, please contact our User Service Helpdesk.
Add the PID 510 (Europe) to the DVB configuration (if not already selected). If a wildcard is used in recv-channels.ini (section starting with [*]), no further change is required. If a dedicated target directory is used in the recv-channels.ini, add a section for the NPP-1 with the same target directory, e.g. add the following lines:
Please note that for Linux OS's, users should also update the/etc/eumetcast-channels.cfg file and change the line as below (or replace the original file with the one downloaded from the link below):
The ATMS Sensor Data Records and CrIS Sensor Data Records are also available on GTS. However, the CrIS data is only available on reduced spectral channels.
The abbreviated bulletin headers are: